This BMW Comes With A Solar Carport That Charges Your Car
BMW has come up with a solar carport in which to park the new i3 and the soon to come i8 electric vehicles. BMW is unveiling this one of a kind auto accessory as part of the official launch of the i8 in Los Angeles, California. This new carport concept follows previous strategies by BMW to punch up its “i” sub-brand, which uses electric power. This new design features a framework making use of bamboo and sports glass-on-glass solar modules mounted on the roof. It’s designed to work in conjunction with BMWs i Wallbox Pro.
This makes is possible to charge the car directly from the solar panels. It also keeps a detailed report on how much solar power is going into the system compared to grid consumption. Any surplus power can be channeled back into the owner’s home for everyday use. When fully charged the i8 hybrid has a traveling range of apps. 22 miles when in electric only mode. One thing’s for sure, given how much sunshine we get here in the Tempe/Phoenix area, keeping your new BMW always charged to capacity shouldn’t be a problem!
There are very few body-on-edge SUVs left. And even less of them with the 2016 Toyota 4Runner’s notoriety for ability, life span and solid resale. Intended to handle the hardest rough terrain obstructions, the 4Runner is about the mission. Of course, the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder offer a smoother ride and all the more cutting edge highlights. They even accompany progressed AWD frameworks for differing rough terrain conditions.
There was a time when the V8 Cadillac and Lincoln were considered an everyday car of the average driver. That time is long gone, and manufacturers are turning to designers and engineers to come up with vehicles with lower body weight and more fuel efficient engines. A car’s mileage rating is one of the top considerations for most people buying a new vehicle. Today some of the bestselling vehicles are the fuel-efficient Toyotas, Hondas, and Nissans that allow owners to enjoy the privacy and comfort of their cars and save money on gas.